National Engineers Week Celebration

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • February 17 - 24, 2018
  • Time: 9:30am – 5pm

Free with Museum admission.

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Featured Activities

 

February 17

  • Join Curator Matt Anderson to dive into engine technology during a Curator Conversation 1:00 - 1:45pm
  • Try your hand at inventing at Make Something Saturday 10am - 3pm

February 17 & 18

    Discover an inspiring historic engineer and prolific inventor Elijah McCoy.

February 23, 10am - 2pm

  • Join engineers from MDOT to try bridge building and material sorting. MDOT will also take us via social media to visit two of their engineers on the job.
  • Join student engineers from the Society of Women Engineers at University of Michigan Dearborn to discover the properties of nanomaterials through a super shrinker activity.
  • Play and learn in Kettering University’s robot arena.
  • Build slender towers.

February 24, 10am - 2pm

  • Join engineers from MDOT to try bridge building and material sorting.In addition to hands-on activities, an MDOT Engineer will speak about the upcoming Rouge River Bridge project.
  • Play and learn in Kettering University’s robot arena.
  • Try your hand at inventing at Make Something Saturday.

Throughout our campus, discover how vehicles are designed, engineered and built at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Check-out Dream Big in the Giant Screen Theater to see the many ways engineers dream big and solve problems.

Ticket Prices

Parking is $6 per vehicle for nonmembers, free for members.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $21.00
General Admission (12-61) Free $23.00
Youth (5-11) Free $17.25
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

* Ticket prices are subject to change.

Event brought to you by our Sponsors:

Michigan Department of Transportation
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Engines Exposed: Curator Talk

January 20 & February 17, 2018 (Saturday) | 1:00pm

Curious what Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford, has to say about engine innovations? Listen and view innovations and some exceptional engines with our digitized collection.

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Engines Exposed: Curator Talk

January 20 & February 17, 2018 (Saturday) | 1:00pm

Curious what Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford, has to say about engine innovations? Listen and view innovations and some exceptional engines with our digitized collection.
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Drama: "Elijah: The Real McCoy"

February 17 & 18, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) | 11:30am, 1pm & 2pm

Join us for a musical performance by the Rev. Robert Jones and a dramatic presentation of “Elijah: The Real McCoy.” Learn about the fascinating Elijah McCoy, whose inventions got trains into the station ahead of time. Discover how he overcame racial injustice and went on to register 57 patents, including the automatic lubricating cup, which revolutionized the industrial machine industry.

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Drama: "Elijah: The Real McCoy"

February 17 & 18, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) | 11:30am, 1pm & 2pm

Join us for a musical performance by the Rev. Robert Jones and a dramatic presentation of “Elijah: The Real McCoy.” Learn about the fascinating Elijah McCoy, whose inventions got trains into the station ahead of time. Discover how he overcame racial injustice and went on to register 57 patents, including the automatic lubricating cup, which revolutionized the industrial machine industry.
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Tinker Hack Invent Saturdays

Make Something Saturdays

September 9, 2017 - May 19, 2018 (Saturday) | 10am - 3pm

Learn firsthand how the American spirit of innovation and ingenuity is alive and well today. Try your hand at something new, something different. The activities change month to month. Hands-on. How-to, DIY, science and more!

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Make Something Saturdays

September 9, 2017 - May 19, 2018 (Saturday) | 10am - 3pm

Learn firsthand how the American spirit of innovation and ingenuity is alive and well today. Try your hand at something new, something different. The activities change month to month. Hands-on. How-to, DIY, science and more!
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